This year our RCD focus has been on Social Studies - to go deeper in our learning! Over the past few months I have created these 22 Reading Passages to help my students learn more about California History. Each of the 5 products are set up in the same manner, with 3 sections:
*The reading passages themselves: Each passage includes a one page text, multiple choice choice assessment, and a strategy grid to assist students into looking closely at the text. Answer keys are also provided.
Then the passages in each products are then compared through 4 pages of multiple choice questions and short answer responses. Answer keys are included for multiple choice assessments.
Finally, there are thinking maps included in the product that can be used for individual students, groups to work together, or as a whole class brainstorm.
Here is the passage list:
California Regions Reading Passages (4 passages)
California Explorers (3 passages)
California Native Tribes (5 passages)
California Mission Reading Passages (5 passages)
*San Diego de Alcala
*El Camino Real
California Famous Men of the Gold Rush (5 passages)
*John C. Fremont
For links to check out the individual products, including an freebie:
Mission Passages FREEBIE Regions of California PassagesNative American PassagesExplorer PassagesMission PassagesGold Rush Passages
I hope this helps you in your classroom!